1. Preheat oven to 200°C.
  2. To make the meat sauce, melt butter in saucepan and fry onion and garlic until soft.
  3. Add beef mince and cook until browned. Add tomato paste and tomatoes. Mix in sugar, salt, pepper and herbs to taste.
  4. Add water and simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes.
  5. To assemble the lasagna, pour 3/4 cup hot meat sauce into base of lightly greased baking dish. Place a layer of lasagna sheets on base of dish and cover with 1/4 remaining meat sauce.
  6. Spread 1/4 of ricotta over the meat and sprinkle 1/4 of mozzarella and Parmesan until 4 layers are created. Finish with the mozzarella and Parmesan cheese layer.
  7. Cover with foil and cook for 30-35 minutes. Remove foil. Reduce hear to 150°C and cook for a further 10 minutes or until cooked through (test if cooked by pricking with a fork).
  8. Let stand 5-10 minutes before serving.
  9. Serve and enjoy with family and friends!
  10. Hint: for perfect lasagna, make sure that lasagna sheets are completely covered with the meat sauce. Important to retain a high level of moisture.

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